images links abstract
Wiki Code Copy Tips Home

Jackie Robinson

Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed Robinson, they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Robinson had an exceptional 10-year MLB career. He was the recipient of the inaugural MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, was an All-Star for six consecutive seasons from 1949 through 1954, and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949—the first black player so honored. Robinson played in six World Series and contributed to the Dodgers' 1955 World Series championship.

In 1997, MLB retired his uniform number 42 across all major league teams; he was the first pro athlete in any sport to be so honored. MLB also adopted a new annual tradition, "Jackie Robinson Day", for the first time on April 15, 2004, on which every player on every team wears No. 42.

Robinson's character, his use of nonviolence, and his unquestionable talent challenged the traditional basis of segregation which then marked many other aspects of American life. He influenced the culture of and contributed significantly to the civil rights movement. Robinson also was the first black television analyst in MLB and the first black vice president of a major American corporation, Chock full o'Nuts. In the 1960s, he helped establish the Freedom National Bank, an African-American-owned financial institution based in Harlem, New York. After his death in 1972, in recognition of his achievements on and off the field, Robinson was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom.



Source: Jackie Robinson
Animal
Jodie Foster
Fleetwood Mac
Charles Dickens
Measles
Tropical cyclone
Vikram (actor)
Summer Phoenix
Watchmen (film)
XVideos
The Walking Dead (season 8)
Elsa Pataky
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Frank Sinatra
Daredevil (TV series)
Drew Brees
Kane (wrestler)
Kendall Jenner
Mar-a-Lago
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Mark Wahlberg
United States Air Force
Justice League
MacGyver (2016 TV series)
National Hockey League
Homo sapiens
Kubo and the Two Strings
Thanos
Che Guevara
Mao Zedong
Slender Man
The Shape of Water (film)
Emily Browning
Soviet Union
Tom Jones (singer)
Quinoa
Battle of Dunkirk
Jada Pinkett Smith
Bed size
IBM
Blockchain
Scotland
The Avengers (2012 film)
The Legend of Tarzan (film)
Paul Rudd
Brad Pitt
La La Land (film)
Glen Campbell
SpongeBob SquarePants
Charles Kushner
Matt Hardy
Lady Bird (film)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Star Wars (film)
Edward VII
The Walking Dead (season 7)
Giovanni Ribisi
Ernest Hemingway
Lisa Kudrow
Fifty Shades Freed
UFC 218
Mother's Day
Golden Retriever
Steve Buscemi
QR code
Peggy Lipton
Robbie Amell
Macklemore
Brie Larson
National Football League
John Wayne
Sofía Vergara
Rod Stewart
Jordan Spieth
List of Game of Thrones episodes
2016 Indian banknote demonetisation
Benito Mussolini
India national cricket team
American Psycho (film)
Educational technology
Dax Shepard
Los Angeles Lakers
Indian Premier League
Lacey Chabert
Jensen Ackles
Africa
Confederate States of America
Gregg Allman
Mark Harmon
Gigi Hadid
Oskar Schindler
59th Annual Grammy Awards
Paris Jackson (actress)
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Leonardo DiCaprio
Ego the Living Planet
One Piece
Josef Mengele
Versailles (TV series)
Jonah Hill
Al Pacino
Raspberry Pi
Miguel Ferrer
Lea Michele
Ecuador
Ray Donovan
American football
Leighton Meester
Deion Sanders
Facebook
Charlotte Riley
Olivia de Havilland
Harry Potter (film series)
Robert E. Lee
Rob Kardashian
Billie Jean King
Star-Lord
David Schwimmer
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Band of Brothers (miniseries)
Emmy Rossum
List of Naruto: Shippuden episodes
Dyslexia
United States Senate special election in Alabama, 2017
Jab Harry Met Sejal
Alanis Morissette
History of the Internet
Arrow (TV series)
Gaslighting
Education in Hong Kong
Light-emitting diode
James Mattis
Louis XVI of France
AFC Ajax
Janelle Monáe
Old Man Logan
Virtual private network
Captain America: The First Avenger
Beastie Boys
Neptune
Scott Eastwood
Shape of You
Ethanol
Wonder Woman
Spectre (2015 film)
Metformin
Willem Dafoe
Economics
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Five Nights at Freddy's
Led Zeppelin
Saturday Night Live
Kal Penn
The Greatest Showman
Justine Musk
Frank Abagnale
Bhutan
Bad Credit
Commonwealth of Nations
Marxism
Sterling K. Brown
Latin
Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Judaism
Sebastian Gorka
Annette Bening
Nicholas Hoult
Gender
List of Marvel Cinematic Universe films
Jeremy Irons
Gini coefficient
Barron Trump
Stephen King
Wind River (film)
Chris Paul
Joel Embiid
War Machine (film)
Vladimir Lenin
Damian Lewis
The Book of Mormon (musical)
Henry VIII of England
Kristen Wiig
PayPal
Stephanie McMahon
Muslim
A Cure for Wellness
Seinfeld
Allison Janney
Susan Sarandon
Steve Perry
Taapsee Pannu
Sienna Miller
Lil Yachty
Budapest
Girls' Generation
Kaabil
Microsoft
Pornography
Kevin Spacey
TIPS: To create new content for your website or blog...
  1. Enter the title of a Wikipedia article in the box above.
  2. Select your options using the checkboxes, or use default settings.
  3. Click the 'go' button to retrieve the article.
  4. Click the 'Copy Code' button to copy the source code of the article to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the source code into your favorite HTML editor.
  6. Edit the content to suit your needs.
  7. Publish your new content to your website or blog.
  8. IMPORTANT: Before publishing, be sure to make significant changes to avoid creating duplicate content.
buy this site
Custom Website Development